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Report: Mourinho Not Convinced By Parrott In Training
By Joe Fish -

Troy Parrott’s continued absence from the Tottenham first team is because Jose Mourinho is yet to get a response from calling out the young striker.

That is according to a source from Mourinho’s camp who told the London Evening Standard that the Portuguese’s repeated insistence that Parrott is “not ready” to make the step up was a challenge to the 18-year-old.

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And the same source claims that Parrott has yet to answer that response to Mourinho’s satisfaction in training, and therefore looks likely to remain out of the picture despite long-term injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min leaving Spurs without a recognised striker and their top two goalscorers.

The Republic of Ireland international has been handed a single short cameo under Mourinho and has only made the matchday squad once since December.

This report is a concern as Parrott should really be champing at the bit for an opportunity and trying to prove to the gaffer that he could be a solution to a problem which is threatening to see our season end in a whimper.

On the other hand – I don’t see what Mourinho has to lose by giving the kid a chance.

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15 responses to “Report: Mourinho Not Convinced By Parrott In Training”

  1. Mermelada Mañana says:

    He may not be ready, but he’s also not injured, not a defender or midfielder, and not “yet-to-be-signed”.

    He can’t be worse than no striker surely? Oh hang on, Rasiak, Frazer-Campbell……

    Yeah, he’s not ready :o) (is Vincent Jansen available on loan maybe?)

    The problem with not even giving him 10 mins at the end is we will end up breaking Moura and Bergwijn…..chuck him in Jose.

    • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

      Moura and berg are men though.. Parrot is a teenager. The worry is not to break young troy hes still a kid.

  2. Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

    Some kids are ready at 16, others can be 21… I think maureen is protecting the kid. If hes not ready and isnt good enough yet and goes out there then every idiot in the media and dumbo fans would be slating him. Confidence and mentality means alot so he doesnt want to blow it and wreck the boys career.

  3. PlayItAgainSamways says:

    He is probably just gonna be average?

    But we built him up into legendary status before he has made a starting line up.

    Move on. Nothing to see here.

    • ronan1882 says:

      I doubt the question is going away after witnessing the paucity of our attacking threat in the last two games. We saw how well parrot handled himself against Juve’s old guard in the summer and the assist he laid on in his international debut. There is nothing to be lost by fielding a specialist striker in a side that is labouring so badly without one.

  4. My take is that Mourinho wants another Drogba and Parrot is not ‘measuring up’ to Mourinho’s lone striker game plan. In reality that means Parrot is definitely ready.

  5. Spurs est1882 says:

    Not ready…funny, thought Jose was a coach…therefore his job to make him ready. I for one would not be at a club that had no players in my position yet decided I was still not better than to fill a vacant roll.

  6. Eddie says:

    Mourinho’s contention that Parrott is not ready is a little concerning in that,should he be here for the long haul(unlikely),then Parrott could look to move on.Using Jose’s argument you could name several first teamers who obviously aren’t ready to perform at the level required.
    To my mind our situation is such that a few cameo appearances to really assess him in match conditions is not going to be detrimental to the team’s overall finish in the league.Having said that Mourinho will be very keen to get his hands on that 2M bonus,in the unlikely event of us securing a CL slot.

  7. Jonathan Hurst says:

    Jose has probably tried to teach him to sit back and defend

    ‘But boss I’m striker’

    You are not ready if you say that

    • Lord Croker says:

      Stark contrast to Brian Clough who was rumored to have had a go at a striker for taking corners in training.